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The George Washington University

The George Washington University

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NSHSS handpicks its partners carefully, searching for colleges and universities that directly align with our mission to provide the best resources for our members and their families. We may receive compensation from our partners, at no cost to you. 

The George Washington University (GW) is a preeminent research university located in Washington, D.C. GW’s academic life is defined by not only its faculty and students’ unique abilities for turning knowledge into action, but also by taking full advantage of GW’s vast access to world-class partnerships, policy-research initiatives, and one-of-a-kind learning opportunities.


GW Pre-College:

High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in medicine, leadership, business, law, international relations, public policy, politics, biomedical, and software engineering. Top-tier faculty guide, inspire, and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice.


College Intensive Programs (credit):

The College Intensive Program offers rising juniors and seniors (ages 15-18) the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate level courses for two, three, or six weeks. Courses include: Careers in Healthcare, Introduction to Engineering, International Organizations and Governance, and American Politics, along with undergraduate six week courses.


Summer Immersion Programs (non-credit):

Summer Immersion is a full-day, rigorous, noncredit program for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors (ages 14-18). Participants enroll in 1 or 2-week programs that integrate lectures with guest speakers, experiential, and applied activities. Students expand and deepen their knowledge of a topic through collaborative learning and an exploration of the diverse intellectual and cultural resources of Washington, D.C.

For more information about GW Pre-College Programs, please visit


GWU has made the very difficult decision to cancel all 2020 Summer Exposure and Summer Immersion residential programs for the health and safety of all members of the GW community. However, they will be offering the College Intensive program online.

For more information and to see the full response, please visit this page.


Scholarship Opportunities:

Caminos al Futuro is a fully-funded program which seeks to cultivate leadership and scholarship in students who desire to shape issues impacting Hispanic and Latino communities. Tuition, room and board, and travel are covered.

INSPIRE is a full scholarship program open to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian rising junior and senior high school students who want to learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government.

The D.C. STEM scholarship opportunity is available to students who live in Washington, D.C. and who attend a D.C. Public or Public Charter school and apply to STEM courses such as Introduction to Engineering (3 credits), or the Summer Immersion non-credit programs in biomedical engineering, pre-medicine, crime scene investigation, computer science, and robotics.

The deadline for consideration for scholarship programs has passed (March 1, 2020). Revisit this page for 2021 dates.


To Apply:                                                                                                                                          

GW will waive the application fee for NSHSS students interested in applying to all GW Pre-College programs. The program application deadline has passed (May 15, 2020). Revisit this page for 2021 dates.


Contact GW Pre-College:


Address: 2100 Foxhall Rd, NW
Academic Building, Ste. 115
Washington, D.C. 20007

Telephone: (202) 994-6360